For most people, safari is the main aim of their trip to Africa, and being prepared can be the difference between enjoying the trip and having a true once in a lifetime experience. Understanding simple things like what to wear, or knowing what to expect of your day can really make a big difference to your enjoyment.
A typical day on safari
While it is impossible to describe a day on safari for every lodge or country, here we will give you a "typical" day on safari at a private lodge or camp throughout much of the continent.
What to wear on safari
It may seem trivial, but having the right clothes can be vital on safari. Have a look at our handy guide to understand why this is so important.
Now that you have packed the right clothes, let's give you some hints and tips for what else to add to your bag!
Above all else, don't go looking to just tick the Big Five off a list. Go with no expectations and a willingness to embrace the sheer nature above spotting a specific animal. We know that's hard, especially for a first time visitor, but trust us, you will enjoy your safari so much more!